Flannel Foundation Quilts

Scrappy Strips

This is one of the easiest true scrap quilts to make.  Using a wide variety of neutral and pastel fabrics, it is made on a flannel foundation which then becomes the batt. Once the flannel shrinks it looks instantly aged. It would look equally amazing in one colour family or all bright or dark fabrics.

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Grandma’s Stars

This is a true scrap quilt using a wide variety of reproduction fabrics mixed with light and medium calicos and co-ordinating solids.  It is made on a flannel foundation giving it an instant aged look. It is quilted with pearl cotton “big stitch”.  Reminds  me  of a grandmother’s aprons and old house dresses.

Logs and Stars

Divide all your scraps into light and dark values and make this wonderful quilt.  This quilt is foundation pieced on flannel and over-dyed to give it the instant aged look. It is also quilted with a pearl cotton  “big stitch” to give it a primitive look.

 

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 Primitive Log Cabin

This is a true scrap quilt, using a wide variety of plaid and striped fabrics.  It would look equally amazing made with an assortment of batik fabrics both light and dark values. It is made on a flannel foundation giving it an instant aged look. This quilt was quilted with pearl cotton “big stitch” adding another primitive element.

 

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This newer version of the primitive log cabin quilt has a medallion of half sized blocks in the centre and is quilted with big stitch.

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Pineapple Tidbits

This is one of my most admired quilts. Everyone has to pass by it to get into my studio, it is fondled often. It is the quilt that got me started on using  flannel as a foundation. It was made in my early quilting days before I understood colour value and print scale.  This quilt  is tied with pearl cotton.

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